Jul 23, 2022 - 1:09 PM
in reply to Manuj
When in Lucerne, I spent one night in the hotel on top of Mount Pilatus. (Pilatus Kulm.....also in September.) I spent two nights in Lucerne on the ground, and the third on the mountain. I was up at 0630, and saw a spectacular sunrise over the lake. At first just silhouettes of the different parts/shapes of the lake and mountains will come into view, and then more and more will come into view with the the sun rising higher and higher. Simply stunning. Not sure how many people in your party, but definitely worth considering. The price of the hotel includes a welcoming cocktail, some light munchies, (including fresh gruyere cheese from the cows in and around the mountain) just around the time of the sun setting, (after the general public all make their descent) , a four course dinner, breakfast the following morning, and the ascent/descent tickets. All told, very well worth the price. It was one of the best 24-hour periods of my life. When I did it, I left my big bag of luggage in a locker at the train station, jumped on the train, and just took my nap-sack up, allowing me to do some further hiking after both breakfast and checking out in the morning, without the burden of toting the luggage around.
While Zermatt and the Matterhorn are absolutely beautiful, it may he tough to squeeze it in, in just the six days you are planning, as there are tons of things to do/see in and around both Wengen and Lucerne.
I hope this may help in some way, or give you something to think over. Happy trails and have a great trip wherever you decide to go.